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Neath Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Neath school in West Glamorgan for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on their child's forthcoming education requirements. Which school in Neath should I situate my child? It's a hard judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative outcome on how your child develops all through childhood and thus a mammoth consequence on that child as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you decide upon a specific school from the Neath region?

  • On occasion it is easy if your offspring already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or older siblings before attended the school.
  • Your nearness to the school.
  • You or your child has a special education needs. You may well require to send off your child to a specialised school to cater for your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others choose a fraction of their pupils on academic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the nearness of the school to your locality or work location, if it is easy to drop your child off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is by and large determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Neath vicinity. Of course as every person knows data are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Different Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools results.

Ofsted is an official body which writes reports on schools in the Neath area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will reveal how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Remember your child is expected to attend a Neath Primary or Neath Secondary school for several years, so it's important to know if a school is improving or not.

By a schools official reports and results is a good preliminary mode of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's very important you go and pay a quick visit to the potential new school on their open day. This is a fantastic route to find out more about the schools policies, its culture and it will also allow you to put questions directly to the head of the school.